The 47th Annual Intercounties are on the 17th and 18th of October in Rossnowlagh with Bundoran as a back up venue depending on conditions. This competition is unique because of its format that allows beginners, grommets, oldies and competitive surfers all surf together in the one contest. There is always a fun atmosphere with great camaraderie among the competitiors and spectators. All you need is 3 surfers 'from your county' and you have a team. Every surfer surfs in round 1 with the top 8 counties progressing to the quarter finals where county surfs against county.
Its the oldest surfing contest in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world that as run annually since 1968. The county names on the cup range from Down in the first year to the great teams of Waterford and Antrim in the 70s, Donegal in the 80s, Waterford in the 90s and Sligo in the 00s. Legendary surfers like Davey Govan, Hughie O'Brien Moran, Willie Britton, The Tobin brothers, Jimmy Meehan, Gearoid McDaid have all claimed the cup but there are alot of legendary surfers surfing in Ireland who have yet to taste the sweet nectar of Intercounty success. Strong surfing counties like Clare, Cork and Kerry have never claimed the cup but could this be their year? Or could the Cavan, Laois or Offaly teams who have been regular competitors recently pull off a big upset.